Jan 112016
 
mac miller

Let me state, for the record, that I am a Billy Joel fanatic.  I have seen “The Piano Man” in concert more times than I have fingers to count.  I have purchased every song that he has ever recorded – including his stuff with The Echoes and The Hassles. Heck, I almost named my first daughter “Alexa”, because that’s Joel’s daughter’s name (my wife put a stop to that however).

Needless to say, I am very protective and picky when it comes to Joel covers.  So when I heard that some hip-hop artist from Pittsburgh – Mac Miller – covered my second favorite Joel song, “Vienna”, I immediately assumed I would hate it. And I was right.

But then I listened to it again.  And again.  And again. Continue reading »

Aug 222011
 

As a 19-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mac Miller has reached levels of success his peers would probably die for. A college campus tour he finished this past spring with fellow Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa, can be counted amongst his most recent accomplishments. And “Donald Trump,” the first single released from his mixtape, Best Day Ever, has reached over 21 million views on YouTube, which may have helped catch the eye of Neon Hitch. The emerging British pop artist follows up her Khalifa cover with another equally eye-catching video for “Donald Trump.” Continue reading »